Chicago brings losing streak into matchup with New Jersey
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New Jersey Devils (47-20-8, second in the Metropolitan Division) vs. Chicago Blackhawks (24-45-6, eighth in the Central Division)
Chicago; Saturday, 8 p.m. EDT
BOTTOM LINE: The Chicago Blackhawks play the New Jersey Devils after losing seven straight games.
Chicago is 24-45-6 overall and 14-21-3 in home games. The Blackhawks have allowed 269 goals while scoring 181 for a -88 scoring differential.
New Jersey has a 26-7-4 record on the road and a 47-20-8 record overall. The Devils have given up 203 goals while scoring 257 for a +54 scoring differential.
Saturday’s game is the second meeting between these teams this season. The Devils won 3-0 in the last meeting.
TOP PERFORMERS: Seth Jones has 10 goals and 23 assists for the Blackhawks. Taylor Raddysh has scored four goals and added two assists over the past 10 games.
Jack Hughes has scored 40 goals with 47 assists for the Devils. Nico Hischier has two goals and eight assists over the last 10 games.
LAST 10 GAMES: Blackhawks: 2-8-0, averaging 1.9 goals, 2.9 assists, 2.7 penalties and 6.8 penalty minutes while giving up 3.3 goals per game.
Devils: 4-4-2, averaging 2.7 goals, 4.1 assists, three penalties and 7.1 penalty minutes while giving up 2.6 goals per game.
INJURIES: Blackhawks: Colin Blackwell: out for season (groin), Jujhar Khaira: day to day (illness), Philipp Kurashev: out for season (shoulder), Jonathan Toews: out (illness), Anders Bjork: out (undisclosed), Andreas Englund: out (hamstring), Cole Guttman: out for season (shoulder), Jarred Tinordi: day to day (hip), Petr Mrazek: day to day (head).
Devils: Jonathan Bernier: out (hip), Nathan Bastian: day to day (upper body), Curtis Lazar: out (lower body).
The Associated Press created this story using technology provided by Data Skrive and data from Sportradar.